How to fray bottom of jeans. Best way!

What if I tell you that you can be fashionable by customizing your jeans at home? The fashion for frayed jeans is back and it’s so easy to do it with your own hands.

In this step by step tutorial, I will explain the step by step of how to fray bottom of jeans and once you know how to fray jeans, you can use the same technique on shorts, skirts or jean jackets!

Have fun with this project and get some beautiful results!

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Tutorial on how to fray bottom of jeans

Maybe whenever you shop for jeans, you find your legs too long or maybe you just want to be trendy and rock frayed jeans.

You can easily achieve that trendy frayed jeans look at home with just a few tools!

However, you need to pay attention to the type of denim in your jeans for the best results. Classic blue and white denim allows for a distinctive frayed edge. In contrast, stretch denim does not respond as well because the elastic fibers in the threads will curl up and create bulging edges in the fray.

If you love jeans as much as I do and want to learn how to fray the bottom of jeans, follow this simple and easy tutorial.

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Materials needed:

  • Chalk or marker
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Scissors


  • Step 1

    Try on your jeans and decide how long you want your jeans to be. With a chalk or marker make a mark so you know where to cut the fabric next. This step will ensure the accuracy of the size and direction of the cut.
  • Step 2

    Knowing how to cut jeans at bottom correctly also has its technique, to do this, place your jeans on a flat surface and make sure that the front and back of the jean are aligned.

    Use the measuring tape to make a cut on each side of the leg, marking where the cut begins and ends.

    Start cutting with the scissors. Do it slowly to make sure the cut is straight.
  • Step 3

    Once you’ve cut your jeans to the desired length, it’s time to fray them.

    You can start by separating the threads of the fabric with your hands first to get a true fray.

    If this is not enough, with fully open scissors, comb downwards. Scrape until you create the frayed look you want.

    Once you are satisfied with the amount of fraying, repeat the process on the other pant leg.
  • Step 4

    Once both legs are frayed, throw the jean into the washing machine for a short wash cycle, then let it dry. This will give the frayed area a light and fluffy look.

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Go out and show off your new frayed jeans!

Now that you know how to fray bottom of jeans you can do it on any denim item, from shorts to jackets, or even do it on the thighs, knees, or calves of your jeans.

Customize your jeans using only scissors and your hands to fray them!